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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.251 fol. 103v

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Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, is seated, holding with right hand, nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, extending right arm. Eldest magus, kneels before them, holding vessel. Hat with crown is on ground beside him. He is flanked by the other two Magi, wearing hats with crowns, holding covered vessels, one extending right hand toward head of Christ Child.
Scene in overhang of half-timbered barn (?) with bed on which is pillow inscribed with cross; landscape in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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